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FPCA boys on a sudden roll

First Presbyterian Christian Academy routed Curtis Baptist, 69-47, for the Highlanders first region win of the year Friday night.

January 16, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Moody takes reins at Liberty County

The Panthers will take the diamond starting their conditioning program on Jan. 30 and in addition to fielding a sophomore strong varsity team this season the Liberty boys will be under the direction of a new head coach.

January 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Close, but no first win for Long County High School girls

The Long County High School girls' basketball team faced St. Vincent's Academy on Friday night in Savannah, and for a while it looked like the Lady Blue Tide might be able to pull out the team's first win of the season.

January 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Donell Woods Tourney on tap

Some of the area's best ninth-grade and junior-varsity squads will converge at Bradwell Institute, Lewis Fraiser Middle School and Snelson-Golden Middle School on Saturday to tip-off the 20th annual Donell Woods Memorial Tournament.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Faith Baptist, FPCA tangle on court

First Presbyterian Christian Academy doesn't have far to travel to take on one of its toughest opponents and biggest rivals.

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide looking for a win

The Long County High School girls' basketball team still is looking for its first win of the year after losses to Pierce County and Wayne County this past weekend.

January 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Local hoops kick into high gear

The boys' and girls' basketball teams at Bradwell Institute continue Region 3-AAAAA action tonight when they play host to Savannah High. The Lady Tigers open the doubleheader, tipping off at

January 13, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Sorry, coach Reddick, but blame me — I pulled a Newt G.

So, if I run for president, don't vote for me. Because, if you read Patty Leon's story on coach Readie Kelly in Wednesday's Courier, you probably recall a spot where it said she's the longest-tenured coach currently at Bradwell Institute.

January 13, 2012 | Jeff Whitten | Local sports


One more spring for coach Kelly

After a quarter of a century coaching girls' track, softball, ninth-grade basketball and volleyball, Lillie Readie Kelly has decided to step away from coaching at Bradwell Institute.

January 11, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Buzzer-beater boosts Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team made a last-second shot to beat Wayne County, 66-64, on Saturday in Ludowici.

January 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Liberty gets back on track

The Liberty County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams rebounded from Friday's losses to Richmond Hill by sweeping McIntosh Academy on Saturday at home.

January 11, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Tough night for Liberty basketball

Liberty County High School's boys' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, and the Lady Panthers fell as well Friday night at home.

January 09, 2012 | John Wood | Local sports


Panther LB gets lofty honor

Liberty County sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan was named to the 2011 U. S. Air Force Sophomore All-American Team, according to an article posted on maxpreps.com on Thursday.

January 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local sports


LCHS puts perfection on line tonight

The undefeated Liberty County High School boys' basketball team (11-0) open Region 2A-AAAA action tonight. The Panthers play host to rival Richmond Hill. According to ga.prepcountry.com, the Panthers are 10-1 in the series since 2006. The Wildcats, the defending 2-AAAA champions, are 8-3 and recently won the Washington Square bracket of the Savannah Holiday Classic. The girls' game precedes the boys' action, tipping off at 6:30 p.m. at LCHS.

January 06, 2012 | Staff report | Local sports


Slow start, fast finish for Tide

The Long County High School boys' basketball team overcame a slow start for a 53-46 win over Region 2-AA foe Tattnall County on Tuesday in Reidsville.

January 06, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


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Tigers win 6th region trophy in 7 years

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team eked out 10 extra points to beat Effingham County in the Region 3-AAAAA track meet at Ware County High School last weekend. The Lady Tigers finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Highlander qualifies for state meet

First Presbyterian Christian Academy track standout Asyria Daniels has qualified to compete in the Georgia Independent School Association State track meet this weekend in Albany.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Panther girls, boys take second at region meet

Liberty County High School spent two separate days competing at the Region 3-AAAA track meet at Cross Creek High in Augusta. The long travels last Wednesday and Friday paid off as the Panther boys and girls finished second overall in the region.

April 23, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Big Blue Tide loss makes next games crucial

The Long County High School baseball team fell to Toombs County, 3-1, Monday in a big Region 2-AA contest.

April 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Sports briefs

High school physicals Saturday

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Junior golf tournaments coming

Entries are now being accepted for both the 49th annual Georgia Junior Championship and the 35th edition of the Georgia Girls' Championship. The junior boys will travel south to Brunswick Country Club, while the junior girls will head to The Standard Club in Johns Creek. Both events will take place June 16-18.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Tigers down Red Terrors

Bradwell Institute's baseball team made a statement Thursday, scoring 11 runs off 13 hits in their 11-3 victory at Glynn Academy.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Panthers clinch berth

Liberty County High School's girls' soccer team clinched a playoff spot Tuesday after beating Academy of Richmond County, 6-1, in Augusta.

April 21, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Lady Tide roll into postseason

The playoff-bound Long County High School girls' soccer team beat Bryan County, 10-0, on Tuesday in Pembroke.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Eagles wrap up spring practice

STATESBORO - Just before the rain moved into Statesboro on Friday, a few blasts of wind swept across the practice fields adjacent to "Beautiful Eagle Creek," as the Eagle football team finished up its final practice of spring 2014.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Bradwell girls' team gets forfeit win

According to Bradwell Institute's girls' soccer coach Scott Akin, the Groves High girls' soccer team forfeited Friday's final regular season game of the year.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Gospel sing to help Long Co. athletes on trip

A gospel sing to help raise funds for a student missionary trip to the Dominican Republic will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

April 21, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports


Tag-fee changes to help Georgia’s wildlife

JEKYLL ISLAND - Georgia's five wildlife license plates soon will cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife.

April 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


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